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How do other illnesses affect a stroke?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

People with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are at a higher risk for strokes. Over time, high blood pressure and diabetes can weaken the blood vessels, causing them to burst. High cholesterol can lead to fat buildup in the arteries, which can decrease blood flow. People who have already had a stroke are also more likely to suffer another one.

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